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May 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
brown. look forward to that. we're going to begin with that severe weather, including tropical storm beryl. really putting a damper on the holiday plans of millions of americans. the weather channel's mike seidel is in jacksonville beach, florida, this morning. mike, good morning to you. >> and good morning, savannah, from triple digit heat in parts of the midwest to the hottest may weather on record in that part of the country to the second tropical storm of the season, four days before the official start of the hurricane season, millions of americans are enduring some extreme weather this holiday weekend. with maximum sustained winds just below hurricane force, tropical storm beryl made landfall just after midnight near jacksonville, florida, where city officials canceled all outdoor memorial day events. >> everything is going to be shut down. we're really preparing for this tropical storm, and it's all about safety. we want people safe through this storm. >> reporter: from florida to south carolina, the tropical storm has whipped up the surf. creating dangerous rip currents. dozen
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May 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. scooping up sunoco. and the big business that is mother's day. plus bobby brown sits down with matt lauer to talk about whitney houston and drugs. >>> coming up the knicks couldn't handle the heat, the capitals got even and rajon rondo suspended. you're watching "early today". >>> good morning, welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are your top headlines. parliamentary committee has concluded that news corp chairman rupert murdoch is not a, quote, fit person to run a major international corporation. the committee found murdoch exhibited, quote, willful bli blindness towards wrongdoing. and the report also questioned the competence of murdoch's son, james. >>> may day protests are planned today by occupy wall street activists in cities across the country. they plan rush hour demonstrations in new york and san francisco to block bridges. >>> dna evidence has cleared two men in texas who were officially exonerated in a rape and shooting 10 years ago. they shook hands with the judge who declared them innocent after decades behind bars. >>> and in colorado robert dewey was rel
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May 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
been living beyond its means. >> governor jerry brown says the state financial picture is ugly. what he projected to be a $9 billion shortfall has nearly doubled to a whopping $15.7 million budget hole. >> this has to be a day of reckoning. we've got to take the medicine. >> state workers are reeling. brown is proposing a 5% cut in their pay that could result in state offices closing one day a week. and under brown's plan, cal works will also take a huge hit. brown proposing slashing nearly $1 million on the state welfare program. that's got these moms worried. >> i'm worried how i'm going to support my family now. where am i going to get the income? >> reporter: and the governor warns that if it does not pass this november, another series of budget cuts will kick in. $6.1 billion will be cut from state schools. in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> what do we want? when do we want it? >> now. >> teachers association is discussing stalled contract talks. after 21 negotiating sessions, talks remain at a standstill. the sticking point is health care costs which h
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is in debt. so, governor brown introduced more painful cuts. the plan, to reduce help for mothers getting off welfare. and cuts to the schools and the court system. nbc bay area cheryl hurt joins us from el cerrito tonight. these cuts run deep. >> reporter: they do, raj. a lot of people had been waiting, holding their breath for the governor's revised budget. but now that it's here, the future looks grim for a lot of people, including state workers. this state worker didn't want to reveal our identity. but didn't mind telling us how proposed cuts would affect her personally. she has two children. one she adopted four years ago. >> there's a chance if they keep cutting our paying my adopted child will have to go back because i can't afford her. >> reporter: she says she can't believe that governor brown is looking at state workers to balance a huge budget gap. in january, brown estimated the budget short fall to be $9 billion. now, the deficit is nearly $16 billion. the governor calls it a day of reckoning. >> the short-term pain is real. i think the greater good is to balance the revenue with
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May 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
, and yes, they will be deep. governor jerry brown asking for more help from state workers to try to help balance the budget. >> the governor is now proposing state workers move to a four day nine and a half hour work week, losing two hours or 5% of their pay per week. he has also taken cell phones from state workers and offered a proposal to roll back health and pension benefits. the proposed cuts come as governor brown pushes a tax increase that will appear on the november ballot. >> and if you want to vote on the tax increases or any other issue for that matter, you need to be registered. today is the final day to be eligible for the june primary. christie smith is live in oakland with more of the impact this year's issues could have on the turnout. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. tonight is the deadline to register for the primary. the ballot may look different on the state level. locally, things will be pretty much the same, except for certain districts like here in alameda county, school funding is a key issue that voters will have to decide. the state is now
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May 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
, mid-80s inland. then the return of the 90s, and i am not talking about bobby brown on the "today" show yesterday, talking about hot weather in the bay area. get ready for that. >> that's your prerogative. good call on bobby brown. like we're going to dance going to lunch. >> i'm in the mood. >> all right. >>> coming up, a story that may be hard to swallow for fish lovers. radiation from japan's nuclear disaster showing up in tuna off the california coast. >>> and for the second time this month, northern italy devastated by a powerful earthquake. we have an update coming up. >>> we try to eek out good news from the latest housing report straight ahead. >>> and here is a live look. that's the sonul grade. traffic moving fine. looks to be clear skies there. we will get the muleteolrologis loometeorologist christina loren when we come back. stay with us. re >>> it is being described as a coordinated blow to syrian president assad's regime. expelling diplomats in syria. this follows a massacre of more than 100 on friday. the countries involved in the expulsions are expected to push for toug
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May 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. governor brown is proposing deemer cuts to social services. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us from oakland this evening with the new details. good evening, jodi. >> reporter: raj, governor jerry brown delivered the gloomy budget news this morning. he says californians are going to have to brace for bigger cuts than expected and that's a direct result of living beyond our means. >> i'm upset. i'm really upset because this is affecting my family. >> reporter: that's how many people are feeling after governor jerry brown announced his plans to bridge a huge budget hole. recipients like belle could soon be losing their welfare-to-work benefits as the governor looks for ways to cut state spending. >> i'm worried about how i'm going to support my family now, how i'm going to support my 10-year-old daughter, the income, where am i going to get the income. it is going to go, where am i going to support my mom and my daughter? >> reporter: cal works is one of the many programs that will take a hit. governor jerry brown announced the budget deficit is much bigger than he predicted. back in j
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May 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
, bobby brown's first interview since the death of his ex-wife whitney houston. >> fans, people who say they were close to whitney, say her life went downhill when she met bobby brown. how do you respond to that? >> his answer in a raw and revealing interview with matt. >>> and feeling the heat. a mother charged with child endangerment for taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning booth. but she claims it's all a big misunderstanding "today," but she claims it's all a big misunderstanding "today," wednesday, may 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> good morning, everybody, i'm savannah guthrie. matt is on assignment. and this morning u.s. officials are casting doubt on the taliban's claim that those suicide bombings were tied to president obama's visit, saying it would be hard to pull together a complex attack on such short notice. >> the president used his trip on the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden to outline the future role of the u.s. military in afghanistan. in a speec
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May 14, 2012 11:00am PDT
on the shakeup at yahoo. a new ceo this morning. >>> and just minutes ago, governor jerry brown laid out details of a new budget plan warning californians about a ballooning deficit. >>> a busy day on two wheels. that's a live look at san francisco from the chopper. some of the business cyclists rolling from northern california to southern california in the amgen tour. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. a familiar scene for the occupy movement, police versus protesters. berkeley moves in to reclaim a research site. they lined up outside the plot occupied by protesters around 6:00 this morning. they then moved in and cleared out the campers. christie smith has been following this all morning and has new developments as she joins us live from albany. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. uc police put a lot of resources into it. nearly 100 police officers from eight different campuses. they ended up arresting nine people here this morning at occupy, the farm. right now, uc police are standing agains
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May 15, 2012 4:30am PDT
investigation. i'm christie smith. i'll have that story coming up. >>> governor brown calling for deep cuts in his new state budget. where all the money's coming from. >>> and it's pink slip day for teachers across the state. why it may not be all bad news. >>> let's take a quick look live outside early morning on the golden gate bridge. you can see a little bit of a foggy cast over those lights. we'll fill you in on what's happening on this tuesday, may 15th, "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everybody, thank you very much for joining us. the time is just about 4:31. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> good morning, laura and jon, good morning to you at home. temperatures are running mild this morning. we're mostly in the 50s. a little bit on the chilly side up in the north bay, but we are headed toward about a ten-degree spike in your temperatures from where they ended up yesterday. i'll let you know what that means for your city and more importantly what's to come next. we do have major changes in the forecast. we'll talk through it. 4:31 first. >> i'm doing well, and
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May 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: small business owners we talked to including steven cornell who owns browning's hardware store say they've been working for years with the city and county to streamline the process of building and/or opening a business in san francisco. >> we all have to go through the process of some sort. they're going to have to go through a lot more hoops than many businesses. so if they get fast tracked, maybe it will filter down to the rest of us, also. >> reporter: the mayor and other city officials behind the warriors, it will be hard for them not to come out on top. city officials are already creating a time line for the design, review, of the arena hoping the team can move in just in time for the 2017-2018 season. we asked the port commission about today's meeting and also generally about the process of building on the waterfront. they referred all questions to the mayor's office. the mayor's office referred us to another city office, and that staff did not call us back. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, kimberly. still ahead, despite burglary in o
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May 3, 2012 2:05am PDT
interview matt had this morning. >> a couple good ones lately. >> interesting week. with bobby brown. i've only seen the manic side of the bobby brown. this was a very different -- >> it was a really revealing side. a lot of people knew him either as whitney's husband or that crazy reality show "being bobby brown." this was much more -- well, why don't you watch the interview with matt. >> why do you think you got the blame? i was reading some blogs after her death. one said bobby brown killed whitney. not in a literal way but in a figurative way. another said bobby brown is responsible for getting her hooked on drugs. >> no. >> everyone seems to point the finger at you. >> no. >> and they say whitney was more of an innocent victim in this. >> no, that's not true. i didn't get high before i met whitney. >> on narcotics. >> on narcotics, no. no. i -- i smoked weed. i drank beer. but, no. i wasn't the one that got whitney on drugs. >> so this was a part of her life before -- >> way before, yes. >> -- you and she got together. >> way before. >> did you talk about it? did you worry about it
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May 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. stewart says this year's lack of rain has turned things brown and dry extra early. making the bay area vegetation more flammable than ever. >> the point we've never seen it in 20 years of documentation. we've never seen it this low. we would take off instantaneously in a fire. >> reporter: conditions have led to an earlier start to fire season. beginning today cal fire stations across the bay area are staffed and ready to roll. >> they're geared up to basically save people's homes. life and property is our main focus. >> reporter: cal fire officials say conditions are so dangerous this year, it's crucial for homeowners to do their part. >> each homeowner has to do 150-foot clearance so it makes our job easier. it gives us a fighting chance for them. >> reporter: to add fuel to the situation, fire stations across the bay area and state have been forced to cut back. it just could add up to one of the worst fire seasons in recent history. >> i'm nervous and i'm nervous about the type of fire, how big they're going to get this year and the hack of firefighters on the fire ground and it's g
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May 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
, there is a new online ad that's featuring ashton kutcher that's causing a lot of controversy. he appears in brown face portraying a bollywood producer. some critics have called it racist. the ad has now been pulled. and the company is apologizing. so we'll have more on that. >>> let us begin with a check of the morning's top stories from natalie morales joining us from the news desk. hey, natalie. >> good morning, everyone. secretary of state hillary clinton is in beijing as the fate of that blind chinese disdented is now up in the air. nbc's ian williams is in beijing. ian, good day to you. >> reporter: natalie, with the u.s. brokered deal unraveling, the face of chen guangcheng is turning into a diplomatic nightmare for hillary clinton. they were trying to make it look like business as usual. the secretary of state meeting top chinese officials this morning for previously scheduled talks. addressing human rights only in broad terms. >> we believe that all governments do have to answer to citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights. >>
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May 6, 2012 4:30pm PDT
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May 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. federal judge james browning was put on the bench by president kennedy. in fact, he held the bible at jfk's swearing-in. the montana native, also a world war ii vet went on to shape the ninth circuit court. the courthouse in san francisco bears his name. he's survived by his wife of 70 years. judge browning was 93. >>> after a grueling 16 days, one of the london marathon's most remarkable competitors finally finished, and you can hear the well deserved applause. claire lomas was paralyzed from the chest down after a riding accident five years ago. she managed to cover the 26.2 mile course with the help of a bionic suit that senses her motion and tells her legs to move. her daughter, 15 months old, was right there as her mom crossed the finish line. >>> there's fascinating new research that shows what happens in our brains when we brag about ourselves. they say it has the same pleasure effect as food and money do on the brain. they estimate that these days people devote about 40% of every day speech to telling other people what they feel or think. very same dynamic that fuels social media,
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May 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
those days, but this week when georgia republican congressman paul brown proposed an amendment to cut off funding for enforcement of part of the law, as you're about to see, it did not sit well with democrat john lewis, a legendary figure in the civil rights movement who marched with dr. martin luther king jr. >> it is hard and difficult and almost unbelievable that any member, but especially a member from the state of georgia, would come and offer such amendment. people died for the right to vote. friends of mine, colleagues of mine. >> i apologize to my dear friend from georgia, if he's gotten angry with this amendment, and it's never my intent to do so, and i'm going to ask unanimous consent to withdraw the amendment. >> congressman lewis, as you may know, was beaten to within an inch of his life in the civil rights struggle. congressman brown's amendment was criticized by a number of his colleagues, including fellow republicans. even those who want a debate over the voting rights act said a late night amendment to the spending bill was not a way to do it. >> late news from chicago
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May 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>>> right now at 5:00, governor jerry brown makes a surprising announcement about the state budget crisis. we'll let you know what it is. missing teenagers here this weekend say thers a renewed energy in the case. we'll explain why. >>> another summer like day in the bay area. the changes approaching starting tomorrow for mother's day. what to expect. the news at 5:00 starts right now. >>> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. california's budget crisis is much worse than previously thought. at least that's what governor brown said today. the short fall is nearly double what it was predicted to be a couple months ago. monty is live in san francisco with more on that and what it means to schools and other government agencies. monty? >> reporter: good evening. the governor releases the revised proposal on monday. it will mean cuts to health and welfare. the short fall has grown to $16 billion. back in january, the budget short fall was $9 billion. as for why it's grown so much, he said tax collections have not come in as expected and the economy
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May 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> good evening. california's budget deficit is getting bigger by the day and governor brown announce that had january's projected shortfall of $9 billion is now nearly double that. the governor is due to release his revised budget on monday and that budget is expected to include devastating cuts to health and welfare program as well as education. in a youtube video released today, he explained why the outlook is so bleak. >> tax receipts are coming in lower than expected. and the federal government and the courts have blocked us from making billions and necessary budget reductions. the result is that we're now facing a $16 billion hole. not the $9 billion we thought in january. >> the governor also pushed for support for his november ballot initiative to reduce the pain of the cuts. it would raise an estimated $7 billion by increasing the income tax on people who make more than $250,000 a year. the plan also temporarily raises sales tax by a quarter cent. >>> the state budget isn't the only thing weighing on the minds of more than $700,000 californians tonight. they either p
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May 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
report from nbc's miguel almaguer in los angeles. >> governor jerry brown held little back. >> this is a type of reckoning, and we have to take the medicine. >> facing a nearly $16 billion budget deficit, today, the governor proposed $8.3 billion in cuts. the first step towards balancing the state's chronically ill budget. >> the fact is california has been living beyond its means. the united states of america and its federal government is living beyond its means. >> among some of the proposed cuts, state employees will face furlough days and pay cuts, health care programs like those that serve the elderly will lose funding, as state prisons once again face smaller budgets. brown says part of the blame, the state's sputtering economy and the still struggling housing market. california's problem, but one states across the country face. >> what starts in california, good or bad, tends to spread across country. >> blaming republican lawmakers for blocking his push to raise taxes, the governor is now calling on voters in november to approve his spending plan. >> what i'm propos
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May 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in california and the other six brown states is there case law. in the rest of the states, surrogacy is in some form of legal limbo. tiffany found her surrogate just hours from her home. >> we had a cup of tea. and she has a lawyer and i have a lawyer. and you go over the specifics. >> reporter: once that was settled, tiffany and her surrogate began a friendship. and tiffany got to watch her baby grow throughout the pregnancy. and when the baby girl was born, tiffany was there. >> i got to cut the umbilical cord. i was on the bed with her. we were hugging. it was an incredible experience. and now, our dreams came true. >> reporter: tiffany shared her story, in hopes of empowering women, paralyzed after infertility. >> to have the surrogacy go so smoothly, such gratitude. >> if you'd like more information about tiffany's story, we'll link you to her facebook page. go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. and click as seen on, or such surrogacy solutions. >>> time to upgrade your iphone. the next generation iphone will offer a wider screen. apple has placed an order for bigger display screens from its
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
by oakland school police. after police said brown tried stabbing them with a screwdriver after they approached the car he was sitting in last year. >> to kill him like that, they shouldn't have touched him at all. he wasn't doing no wrong. >> though the officer who shot brown was cleared of any wrong-doing by alameda prosecutors, the feds will now take a closer look. the oakland school district said they have been notified their school police department is the target of a federal investigation. >> we don't feel that regarding these matters we have anything to height. we will be completely accommodating with the federal government and whatever they request. we will provide. >> the district spokesman said it's unclear what federal investigators will be looking at. he said he expects them to also reexamine the circumstances with comments made by the former chief of police. >> that are officer retired and is no longer within the district. that happened promptly after the incident came to light. we moved quickly in that situation. >> davis said she is grateful federal officials are
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May 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, but parents not so much. governor brown is starting to roll out a plan b that includes cutting the school year if voters reject his proposed tax increase in november. he would permit school districts to cut three weeks from the school year instead of dumping classes or teachers. they cut five days. growing opposition, but governor brown said nothing is set in stone. >> they haven't been enacted and they will look at their ideas. i can't reinvent the world. we have to go to the people. >> the governor's office is very clear if the tax initiative fails, most of the $6 billion in emergency budget cuts would come from education. >> it's the last last call at san francisco's gold dust lounge. the owners at the union square bar announced they are closing tonight. the bar where janice joplin once visited tried to fought off an eviction notice, but rather than doing that, they decided to relocate. friends gathered to raise one last glass. >> it's corporate greed taking over. really, really sad. you can't save something like this without money. unfortunately it's done. >> the bar's owners are planning
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May 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
too. >> yeah, i'll be here. >>> the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood told jerry brown and lawmakers the obama administration will not wait until the fall deadline. instead, he's urging lawmakers to approve the rail project in the next budget vote next month. lahood want the government wants to make sure that they are committed before allocating the $3.3 billion to start construction. the $6 billion project is expected to start that construction next year. >>> meantime, governor brown expected to release a revised budget statement next week. in oakland today, community advocates will hold a rally calling on the governor to keep funding for social safety net programs like medical, cal works and education. >>> it is 4:38 right now and, of course, friday always feels good, but christina loren is here to tell us there's more reason to feel good because there's a lot of sunshine coming. >> good morning to you. temperatures are running mild in the south bay this morning. we're at 59 degrees in san jose versus popping up in napa. the microclimates are becoming more of a factor
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May 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
a little later, we speak to former san francisco mayor wil brown about the bridge, the celebrations and the history of the golden gate bridge. >>> there is another bridge that's getting plenty of attention this weekend as well, but for very different reasons. the dunbarton bridge is closed for seismic upgrades this weekend. the work is about one-third of the way done, caltrans says. a new steel plate is being installed across the deck, that plate should allow the it bridge to be move and be flexible during an earthquake. >> replacing the original with a new seismic joint, giving the deck an additional 18 inches of movement in a seismic event. >> officials say they'll have better idea when the bridge will open to traffic tomorrow. as of now, the plan is to have the bridge open in time for the morning commute tuesday. >>> next at 6:00, san jose police investigate the death of a 16-year-old boy this weekend. we'll have the latest on that. >>> also ahead, we'll take you out to the east bay as the family of michelle language meie one day since she disappeared. also the family of sierra l
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May 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
forecast. the deficit is ballooning. governor jerry brown announced that january's projected shortfall of 9 billion dollars is now nearly double that. the governor is to release his revised buchlkt tomorrow and it's expected to include devastating cuts to health and welfare programs as well as to education. in a youtube video released this weekend governor brown explained why that outlook is so bleak. >> tax receipts are coming in lower than expected, and the federal government and the courts have blocked us from making billions in necessary budget reductions. the result is that we're now facing a $16 billion hole. non29 billion we thought in january. >> the governor's solution is for voters to pass his november tax ballot -- ballot tax initiatives. it would raise an estimated $7 billion by increasing the income tax on people who make more than $250,000 a year. the plan also temporarily raises sales tax by a quarter cent. >>> as 700,000 home care workers and patients worry about those looming budget cuts, they're also stressing this morning about a security breach that might have exposed pe
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May 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
waiting and holding their breath for the governor jerry brown's revised budget. now the governor says the state is nearly $16 billion in debt and cuts do need to be made. the governor's plan would reduce the following child care for mothers trying to get off welfare, in-home support for the needy and health care for the poor. and more cuts to schools and the your system. and looks like kind of a grim outlook for state workers. brown wants state employees to work four-day weeks. not sure that's a bad thing. also wants to make sure huge cuts are made to medicare and he is pushing in november a initiative for temporary tax increases. >> is that if we don't approve the temporary tax increases in november, the cuts will get a lot worse. schools could be forced to close up to 15 days per year. >> now back in january, brown estimated the budget shortfall would be $9 billion. that's since ballooned up to since we told you $6 million. >>> 6:08, california casinos are trying to get state lawmakers to get all in for internet poker. supporters say legalizing poker online will put hundreds of mill
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May 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
search operation by brown played a key role in the rescue effort today. >> a little too whacky. 20 runners arrested for breaking the law in the bay to breakers race in san francisco. another eight cited for carrying open containers. an estimated 50,000 people, though, participated in the event. 28-year-old ethiopian woman was the first to cross the finish line. her time 39 minutes and 2.4 seconds. she took home 7,$3nt000 in priz money. >>> following up on a story we first reported last week, senior citizens in san jose say they feel squeezed out by budget cuts. the city eliminated the transportation program for seniors last year. many of them now use walk eers get to their local senior centers. today many of them gathered in front of san jose city hall to tell lawmakers not to lock them out of crucial services. several city councilmembers were listening. >> trying to restore the transportation to take our seniors to our senior centers so that they can have a nutritious meal and they have an opportunity to social, to interact with other seniors. >> a recent report by the xlupt group
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May 4, 2012 12:35am PDT
tell us what tonight's mystery sample is? [ cheers ] >> tonight's mystery sample is brown. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: mystery sample. hey there. what's your name and where are you from? >> caroline from cleveland, ohio. >> jimmy: caroline from cleveland, ohio. very good. all right. audience, are you ready to help her out? [ cheers and applause ] let's spin that wheel of carpet samples. go for it. give it a good spin. very good. nice delicate spin. be careful. don't want you to get rug burn. [ laughter ] oh, here it goes. it's almost there. and -- foggy waffle it is! ♪ you got foggy waffle, which means your score is 764. [ buzzer ] uh-oh, you know what that means? it's time for the lightning round. [ lightning strikes ] oh, you know what that sound means. it's time for a carpet sample fun fact. >> steve: carpet sample fun fact. abraham lincoln was the nation's tallest president. >> jimmy: thank you so much for playing. [ laughter ] come over here, buddy. how are you? nice to see you? what is your name and where are you from? >> i'm brian from jersey. >> jimmy: ryan or brian?
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May 10, 2012 2:05am PDT
"the gilmore girls" or murphy brown from murphy brown. >> angela bower. >> but i don't know who it is. >> he was very confident. >> the correct answer is norma arnold from "the wonder years." you think it could be murphy brown or any of those characters but yes, "the wonder years" won out. >> do we have time for one more? we don't. >> that's all right. >> thanks for coming to see us. >> my pleasure. >> kathie lee will come back across the street and while we're talking about tv we need to make a correction, earlier we announced and said ellen wasn't nominated for talk show host, but it was because she didn't enter her name in that category. up next, last minute gift ideas for mother's day right after this. [ female announcer ] what happens when glade's new true-to-life fragrances fill the air? your home welcomes you with warmth. cuddles you with closeness. and assures you there's no place you'd rather be. introducing a new line of fragrance mists from glade. light layers of fresh cotton. whispers of italian mandarin. note-by-note these fragrances fill the air, inviting life in. artful
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May 18, 2012 6:00pm PDT
may be nearly $17 billion. that's a billion dollars more than what governor brown estimate this had week. they estimate facebook will give the state $2 billion boost over the next couple of years. >> it depends on how many people sell, whether they're residents in the state of california can, and what the stock price is. it helps significantly, but we still have a long way to go. >> a long way to go because the state controller says it will take multiple facebooks to close the budget gap. >> it seems governor brown needs to update his knowledge of facebook. during an interview on the cbs national morning show, the governor said his state is where facebook was invented. he added not in texas, not in arizona, not in manhattan. now when the interviewer pointed out zuckerberg developed fa facebook at harvard in massachusetts, governor brown quickly responded the inventors quickly came to california where all the other innovative people are. good save by the governor. we have extensive coverage on our website at nbcbayis area.com. just search facebook. >>> well, he's the man behind the w
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May 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
, the governor's new revised budget plan. governor brown announcing california is now $16 billion in debt. to deal with the deficit, he's proposing reductions in child care for mothers trying to get off welfare as well as inhome support services for the needy and health care for the poor. the governor also says more cuts to school in the court system could be coming. he says another money saver would be a four-day workweek for state employees as well as slicing medicare and he is pushing a november initiative for a temporary tax increase. >> the governor's budget is that if we don't approve the temporary tax increases in november, the cuts will get a lot worse, schools could be forced to close up to 15 days per year. >> back in january, brown estimated the budget shortfall to be $9 billion. it's now ballooned as we mentioned earlier to $16 billion. >>> well, now the latest hottest topic in silicon valley, the social offering just days away from facebook's ipo. live with the newest target price for shares going up. >> good morning, laura, yeah, it is official, face book says it is raising
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May 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
dry and dangerous this year. firefighters say it's not just those brown hills out there. the budget also has them worried. >> i'm nervous. and i'm nervous about the type of fires, how big they're going to get this year, and the lack of firefighters on the fire ground and it's going to proiz the safety of all the people and as well as the firefighters. >> and a little heads up from cal fire reminding homeowners to clear at least 100 feet of defensible space around their property just to make sure they don't feed into that problem. >>> well, the brown hills, that means we need rain. but doesn't look like any is in the foreseeable future. christina loren? >> no, the exact contrary to be specific. we have a warm-up on the way in the bay area. after today, temperatures are going to soar. it's 6:36 now. temperatures are rather cool to start with mostly clear conditions. you're at 39 degrees, just about half an hour ago. now we're starting to see the temperatures come up just a touch now that the sun is out. as we head through the day today, that cloud cover is going to clear quickly. we'v
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May 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
. they will join larry brown and ceos of some companies. it's helping to keep the spirit of innovation alive. >>> christina loren is here. rain and then an almost perfect weekend? >> yeah, something to talk about. we've got a good-looking day out there. south of the golden gate bridge for now, i want to start here, san jose, beautiful, beautiful day. temperatures running mild. overcast conditions. not too bright out there. but ntoverall, really comfortab. let's show you the radar. those showers are coming in. right now, some pretty active weather all throughout marin county. starting to see mill valley getting heavier downpours. and san francisco, just about 56 minutes away now from the richmond district, you're ready for some moderate rainfall. heading throughout the day, we're not expecting much of anything. those showers will slowly but surely make their way into the east bay and south bay as we progress through the evening hours. for today, clouds arrive, breezy at times. cloudy start on friday. a big-time warm-up just in time for the weekend. it's going to be nice. >> you're beaming tal
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May 14, 2012 4:30am PDT
the suspect was likely trying to steal the woman's purse. >>> jerry brown expected to release a revised budget today. expected to grow to $16 billion. the revised budget relies on heavily proposed tax hikes that will be on that november ballot. governor brown says raising taxes is the only way to avoid major cuts to public schools, colleges, and public safety. several rallies are planned across the state today calling on the governor to keep social safety programs intact. >>> 4:36. there's a battle brewing over tobacco tax on the primary ballot. prop 29 would impose a statewide cigarette tax of an additional $1 per pack with the proceeds going to fund cancer research. supporters of the measure say the tobacco companies are being deceptive by running ads by saying not one penny goes to funding of cancer treatment. while that's true, the money would go to cancer research. >> we wrote the proposition and we know what's going to happen. it will save more than 104,000 lives, prevent 228,000 kids from smoking, and provide critical life-saving cancer research. >> we have so many other things that are
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May 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
the state's youth prison system. governor brown reversing his decision, after protests from law enforcement agencies. they argued counties were just swamped with an increase in prisoner population. and a shutdown would send more juveniles to adult prisons. governor brown wanted to ship young offends to county lockups to save $25 million a year. >>> a new labor deal in place for pal toe aalto police. the contract will save $1 million through benefits and wage cuts. officers will be responsible for pension contributions and three paid holidays are also being eliminated. palo alto face ing $4 million deficit. >>> protesters will be camping on ac transit buses today trying to send a message to make public transit affordable for low income communities. organizers say bus drivers will be honoring this protest. >>> if you're a muni ride, heads up. you have to come up with a new plan to get to work. the transit agency shutting down key routes for an 11-day stretch may 25th. buses will run in place of trains on the line between ocean beach and van ness avenues. the j line will work between balboa. o
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May 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
in hillsborough, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> governor jerry brown is not losing voter support in his call for higher taxes, but he could soon. this is according to a new survey. a new usc/"l.a. times" poll shows 59% of those polled approve of brown's proposed tax hikes. but the survey found once voters were presented with arguments against the plan, that approval dropped to 50%. once of the scenarios that deflate t voter support, the possibility that lawmakers might waste the money raised by higher taxes. >>> right now we tell you about a bizarre hazmat scare in fremont this morning. firefighters were called to the garage of a condo complex on center city drive, where they found a woman dead inside of a car filled with poisonous gas. the woman's husband found her after an argument about 1:30 a.m. the hazmat team there determining the substance inside that car was hydrogen sulfide. that's a gas that can can be created with household products, but it is highly toxic in a confined space. they use large fans there to vent that gas and they stayed on scene for several hours to finish up t
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May 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
california every year. to ensure californians are prepared this time around, governor brown has declared this wildfire awareness week. kimberly tere joins us in oakland where local fire agencies teamed up with cal fire to help spread the word and the dangers of the season. kimberly? >> reporter: this is an emergency preparedness exhibit in the oakland hills, also it serves as a tribute to the victims of the fire that happened here more than 20 years ago but for many of those here during that fire, well, they don't need a reminder. every year this time they say they get anxious know fire season is coming. get ready, that's the message from firefighters. >> we're going to bring account offense in response. homeowners need to bring the defense. that means 100-foot defensible space. clear the vegetation, have your evacuation in place prior to the fire occurring so when the fire occurs you and your family can leave safely and allow firefighters to come in. >> reporter: from january through april of this year cal fire crews responded to more than 800 wildfires. that's nearly 2 1/2 times the nu
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May 15, 2012 2:05am PDT
, you know, given what happened with whitney, given what happened with bobby brown, it's making people uncomfortable. >> why would you want to encourage her to go into the very business that was so painful and damaging for her mom? i don't know. i wish him all the best but i think it -- i'd drag my kid away from it for a little while. >> bobby brown isn't going to be on it. he's already said i think this is a bad idea. >> oh, wow. >> wisdom from bobby brown. things aren't going crazy in this world! that's great. >> willow smith. this is kind of interesting. i guess her mom interviewed her for "the huffington post." and before we talk about -- it's really her take, a little girl's take on fame. but let's watch the clip first. >> let me ask you something, willow. if there was one thing you could change about your life, what would it be? >> if i could change one thing about my life, it would probably be i wouldn't be famous. >> really? why? >> because when you're famous it's so hard. >> okay. >> that's all kids want to be anymore is famous. >> what did you make of that? >> willow's had a
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May 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tomorrow. in the east bay, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> now that governor jerry brown has offered his version of next year's budget, lawmakers have their turn. the department of finance and the independent legislative analyst office provided the details. they say so far so good. >> we are very close to the administration. we're still finalizing our numbers. i would be surprised if we were more than a few hundred million dollars off in each of the two years. >> now tomorrow the legislature will break off into smaller committees to discuss the details and the deadline for the budget plan is june 15th. we want to know what you think and what you would do to balance the budget by texting or calling. text one for raising taxes, two for cutting programs, three for both. we'll bring you the results later in the newscast. >>> san jose could be making payday history. at tonight's city council meeting voters could vote to make san jose the largest city to cap the number of payday storefron storefronts. the lenders with their splashy ads and dollar signs are numerous in san jose's lo
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May 17, 2012 12:35am PDT
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: bobby brown! nice job, man. >> how you doing, brother? >> jay: nice job. nice job. i want to thank my guests -- joel mchale, jarod miller. of course, bobby brown. tomorrow night, hugh laurie will be here. but jimmy fallon's happening right now. jimmy, take it. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ah, thank you, thank you very much. i feel the love! thank you so much. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. we have fun tonight. [ cheers ] hey, here's some 2012 election news. a new poll found that mitt romney is actually ahead of president obama among female voters. which explains obama's new slogan, "i'm barack obama and i love '50 shades of grey.'" [ cheers and applause ] love it. speaking of mitt romney there are reports that
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May 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
and their parents. >>> for the first time since whitney houston's death, bobby brown speaks out in an exclusive interview with matt lauer. >>> keep it on this channel for local news, weather and sports. i'm lynn berry thanks for watching "early today" your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com yeah. sure. sure. what's the number-one killer of women ? well, you're still here, so that rules out crankiness. and track suits. heart disease. what, that's a joke ? no, it's an absolute fact, but the american heart association says you can save lives by passing it along to five women you love. awww. awww ! so i'm starting with three i tolerate. that's a joke !
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May 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
their prosthetics feel more like part of their body. bone cancer forced kent brown to have his leg am pew tated at age 14. now he has a leg that can switch to a more flexible mode which allows him to cycle an hour a day. >> with the new prosthetic, i can do just about anything i want to do, which is great. i love it. >> just your everyday person who wants to be able to run, play basketball and partake in the sports and not just be a community emulator and be able to run and jog with family and friends. that's what this clinic at ucsf is filling the void, showing folks what their physical potential is. >> reporter: helping amputees reach nu heights. some are doing so well they plan to compete in the para olympics in london this summer. one hopes to represent the u.s. in the long jump and 200-meter run. very inspiring, mary ann favro, nbc bay area news. >>> jeff ranieri is usually here in the studio with us. sometimes he decides a glass of pin know noir or a glass of chardonnay may be better. >> the wine festival, right, this weekend? >> reporter: definitely. the weather is cooperating. the sun i
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May 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> lieutenant andrea brown of the san diego police department appreciates the effort but says the toys and karate doesn't make them crime fighters. >> these people are private citizens. even though they wear costumes, it is not the respected police uniform we wear. >> the justice league is expanding into known gang areas in san diego. >> you start into taking actions, taking the law into your own hands so to speak. that's when we perhaps start to have problems. >> absolutely. that was nicole gonds reporting from our sister station in san diego. the leader of extreme justice league says while he doesn't have a law enforcement background he has worked in security before. >> asian-american student were honored today for artwork and writing inspired by the 75th anniversary. you recognize her? oh, yeah, our own janelle wang was one of the hosts at the annual growing up asian in with america contest. more than $27,000 in savings bonds and award were handed out to winning student for their depicks of bridges they have built through learning languages, cooking, playing music and overcoming adv
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May 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
angeles, kings finish off the blues. final minute. blues pull off their goalie, but dustin brown takes the puck for the game-winner. the eighth seed kings win 3-1 to sweep st. louis. >>> baseball, it finally happened for albert pujols. angels and blue jays in anaheim. pujols connecting in the fifth. his first home run as an angel. a 33-game drought was the longest of his career. pujols and the angels win, 4-3. >>> finally to boston, red sox and orioles in the 17th inning. red sox outfielder darnell mcdonald takes the mound. adam jones takes him out for a three-run shot. orioles up, 9-6. now it's up to the first baseman chris davis to close out the game. no problem. orioles win it in 17 innings. the first baseman turned pitcher gets the win despite going 0 for 8 at the plate. maybe it's time for a move to the bull pen. and that's your look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. >>> well, who's accused of going diva behind the scenes of this weekend's "saturday night live?" your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, for most, hanging out with the bomb
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May 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
stretch of sunny weather. >> yeah. unfortunately it means the green hills will soon be turning brown. we don't have any rain, any significant rainfall in the forecast for at least the next 12 to 14 days. so looking like summertime weather as we head through this week. next week is a little cooler, little cloudier, what we're typically used to in the spring in the bay area. but we are not used to 83 degrees in sunnyvalepo at 11:10. talking about the 90s today. i can tell you today is one of the warmer days this week. we're going to stay around 85 degrees inland every single day, all the way through the upcoming weekend. we have mother's day just ahead. i have the forecast ready to go. tomorrow, a little cooler, a little cloudier, a little break. we'll talk about that as well. >> all the expensive gifts men buy for their mothers, they can say mother nature will give you something. double dip. >> that's right. >> thanks a lot. >>> coming up, teenage girl versus shark, could the amazing turn of events during an event. >>> an aid worker held hostage by al qaeda appealing to president obama. >
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May 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the story on our 6:00 newscast. >>> governor brown gives more state money to public schools is taking shape in sacramento. he delivered petitions with almost 200,000 signatures to the registrar's office today. the governor wants to raise the sales tax for four years and hike income taxes for those making over $250,000 a year. the $7 billion raised would be applied to education and public safety. >> california's taking another step back on the road to recovery. for more than a decade, the budget has been screwed up. an incredible mess, bringing down our credit rating, causing a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. >> californians support the g gover if's tax increase. he's going to have trouble on rising taxes on a sliding scale. >>> "time" magazine generating a lot of controversy and discussion next. >>> putting the brakes on a billion dollar deal. facebook's new problem, next. >>> good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. plenty of upper 80s, close to 90s in some cases. gilroy at 88, santa rosa 82, and by friday, numbers go up, they're going to get hotter by this week
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May 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. that's what governor jerry brown said. the budget short fall is projected to be nearly double what was predicted a couple months ago. mike francis is in san francisco with more on what it means to schools and other government agencies. hello, monty. >> reporter: good evening. back in january, california was grappling with a $9 billion short fall. now the governor says that number has grown to $16 billion. the governor released his revised budget proposal on monday. it's expected to include devastating cuts to health and wellness programs. if voters approve the tax initiative in november, the revised budget will contain deeper cuts the governor did not plan on making. in this video, he explains why the budget short fall has grown by so much. >> tax receipts are coming in lower than expects. the federal government and courts blocked us from making billions in budget reductions. the result is we are facing a $16 billion hole. not the $9 billion we thought in january. >> reporter: the november ballot initiative would raise $7 billion by increasing the income tax on people who make more
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May 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
and coyotes tied at 2-2 in the third. dustin brown with another huge goal. seems like every game the l.a. captain steps up in a big way. his seventh goal of the postseason. kings are a perfect 6-0 on the road. they win, 4-2. >>> golf, the tpc at sawgrass was pretty in pink for mother's day and so was matt kuchar. donning the pink hat for par on 3, draino. then on 18, a tap-in for the win. he takes the players championship by two strokes. it's his fourth career pga tour victory. >> to the diamond, earlier this year the marlins' mike stanton changed his name to juan carlos stanton. we're just going to call him the closer. rips a walk-off grand slam against the mets. marlins score six in the ninth to win, 8-4. >>> and if you like that, you'll love this, unless, of course, you're a nationals fan. the reds' joey votto hits not one, not two, but three homers in cinci, the last one a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning. votto makes the nats see red. they win 9-6 in dramatic fashion. and that's your look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. >>> well, which film was totally overshad
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May 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to salaries and closing state buildings one week. governor brown says it will be less painful if a tax increase is passed in november. most of the budget cuts would be to public education. today, the assembly budget committee met to review the plan. lawmakers have until june 15th to come to an agreement. we want to know what you would do to balance the budget. vote by calling or texting. 408-300-9222. we will bring you the results at 6:00. >>> this one is not in our survey, but senators are betting on line poker. the gambling industry sees california as the biggest market in the world and it is lobbying for internet poker. legalizing it here would give the state a share of the profits. senate leader says it would pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the treasury. >>> federal budget cuts in health care and social service for people living with hiv/aids. cuts which one supervisor calls devastating according to the "san francisco chronicle." a spokeswoman says he is willing, but the mayor has to cope with a $170 million budget deficit. >>> another setback for the sheriff. a judge rul
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